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Actress Lisa Goto trades legacy of sports drink commercials for career in porn

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By Rachel Tackett

It can be so difficult watching ones children grow into full-fledged adults. The same feeling can apply to our beloved child actors at times. We always want to remember them from when they were tiny and adorable, even as they mature.

Lisa Goto got an early start in the entertainment industry, modeling for gravure photos at the age of 14 and going on to feature in a popular Pocari Sweat sports drink commercial soon after. She was know by many as “a girl with the beauty of innocence.” In that way, she developed a significant number of fans and went on to do a number of other commercials, TV drama series, and movies, and throughout it all, she maintained that image of purity.

But now, after having left the entertainment industry for a number of years, she’s back and with a brand new sales pitch. It’s time to say goodbye to the sweet and innocent grade-schooler that people grew to love and make way for the straight-talking porn actress here to take her place.

Thanks to good-old Wikipedia, we have a pretty good understanding of Goto’s background and how it took a sudden turn for the risque. Her career in acting was never exactly a steady one, as she retired temporarily in 2002, only to be drawn back into the limelight in 2004. In late 2009 she quit the industry once more, when she married her boyfriend, with whom she’d been living for three years. It should probably be noted that to be unmarried and living with a person of the opposite sex is still not common within Japan, and for celebrities to date at all is often not allowed by their contracts. Still, Goto did make a brief appearance on Fuji Television’s "Super News" the following year, where she admitted to getting a great deal of plastic surgery: liposuction on her abdomen and legs, breast implants, and the removal of blemishes from her face.

Now, barely two years following her marriage and second retirement from work as an actress, Goto has announced that she is divorcing her husband for the sake of reentering the entertainment field as a porn actress. Perhaps the literal image change that came with her plastic surgery should have served as some sort of indicator that a greater change had taken place inside of her, but nevertheless the news of her turn to the adult video industry as shocked many. She is no longer the young and innocent girl we once knew; that purity has been sullied.

Many people commenting on the news of Goto’s move to join the adult film industry have shown varying levels of disappointment, saying things such as “She sure has changed,” and “To think I used to be her fan…” Others seem less than surprised and are calling it the start of a new trend. “When all those famous girls from AKB48 find that they can’t return to the life of a normal person, their paths will turn out just the same,” says one cynical commenter. Of course, not everyone is so down about the news, and many anticipate long, loving nights with Goto on their screens.

Goto’s first adult video is scheduled for release this summer, in mid-June.

Source: Tokyo Sports

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Is this an LDP initiative to get women back to work ?

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"Ewan HuzarmyApr. 22, 2013 - 07:40AM JST Is this an LDP initiative to get women back to work ?"

Nah, this is the result of 3 terrible years of DPJ rule.

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If she is an independent, exhibitionist, outgoing, comfortable with her body and doing it for fun then great!

If she is being coerced into this by a bully manager then lame.. There is enough porn in Japan to not have to sell out your career to a use and then dump industry. Oh well...

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Who is Lisa Goto? Was surprised because I thought at first it was Maki Goto.

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Well, it is the "Go-to" career for washed-up models.

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Just what Japan needs - one morw middle aged porn "actress"

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How shallow can you get?

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“When all those famous girls from AKB48 find that they can’t return to the life of a normal person, their paths will turn out just the same" yes they may be of legal age, but the image of an ex AKB48 member doing the dirty in an adult movie, is just plain pedophilia, its no wonder Japan has one of the highest online pedophilia rates in the world. hey im a lover of porn, but of sexy women not adolescent girls, or women acting like adolescent girls.

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Nasty has been.

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She may find her new AV job hard to swallow! LOL!

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"Hey, kids - drink Pocari Sweat and you too can be a porn-star when you grow up!" I will reserve judgement on Ms. Gotos performance until the movie comes out - she could be sensational!

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After years of promoting Pocari Sweat, you'd have thought that she's used to foul tasting liquids. May be a benifit to her career.

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What a waste of life.

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Maybe worth a look.

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Too bad, the best thing about Japanese porn were the lack of silicons.....

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No change, still an entertainer!

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Ah, the usual "I'm retiring" several times before entering the porn industry! I love what the cynic in the article said about the AKB girls! Bang on.

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Happy for her. Don't let anybody define you. Not the best career move but its her life. Not what society wants her to be.

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Dutchduck - except for Julia, of course.

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Takes to to tango. Are they hiring for the male part? My resume is ready to fo!!

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Thanks for the tip!

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the image of an ex AKB48 member doing the dirty in an adult movie, is just plain pedophilia

Not really. Rico Yamaguchi (AKB48 Rina Nakanishi) was very cleary an adult in her few AV appearances. Even though in some she was dressed like AKB, I never got the feeling I was watching an "underage" girl.

the best thing about Japanese porn were the lack of silicons

Not any more. More and more girls have some augmentation: Julia, Serina Hayakawa . . .

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Good luck Risa. I am sure you can pull it off.

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Just what Japan needs - one more middle aged porn "actress"

Is 30 middle aged now? O.o

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Her choice, yes but what is her next career move after porn? A loving second husband? He needs to live with knowing his wife was a sex object for hire. Children....Poor kids! Respect in mainsteam film industry? Doubt it. Washed up with regrets like most other female porn stars.

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Sweet and innocent grade schooler everyone loved doing gravure modelling at age 14? Anyone else spot the massive oxymoron there?

Interesting career choice after a few years of a flagging career. Kind of predictable really.

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Yum. Not! A 100th hand middle aged loser with no future except to lay on her back. I dispise people like this who don't have a real job.

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Liposuction is for people who can't exercise. What a loser.

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Okay people, I just find it really wonderful how many of you just decided to attack this woman for the sake of entering porn. Now, you may question how much sense it makes to divorce someone for the sake of entering porn (I surely do question, but that's not the point), you may even question how good of a career choice it actually is. But from the moment on you insult her for the sake of the porn career choice, I think you shouldn't be taken seriously.

1 - I mean, let's think for a minute: Who's business is it whether anyone goes into porn or not? Who's? No one but the people involved. NO ONE!

2 - Some people argue that she will never be taken seriously. Excuse me, but if anyone who takes her after her career doesn't take her seriously for what she did IN THE PAST, then that same person shouldn't be taken seriously. Neither should anyone supporting him.

3 - Again, NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!!! Some of the best people in this world are sexually promiscuous, and some of the nastiest people in this world are even virgin. STOP STEREOTYPING!!!

4 - And finally, Japan is far more of an open society when it comes to AV Idols. As a matter of fact, some of the public figures are indeed AV Idols. THIS IS NOT AMERICA YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT!!!

Thank You.

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Lisa has great teeth and eyebrows.

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what happens later in life if she decides to have children, imagine the school yard bully teasing her kid about the job she does or did.

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not that Japan doesn't have enough porn "actresses" already...

"One hit" wonder, anyone?

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